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Food Policy

Raise a Glass (of Milk) and Celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of Milk and Dairy Pasteurization This Year!

Food Policy,Our Blog | June 11, 2024

FDA celebrates centennial anniversary of milk and dairy pasteurization this year! As with many foods we commonly consume, we sometiems take for granted the safety of those products. We expect that the meat we purchase, cook, and eat is healthy…. read more

Lab Grown Meat Hits Some Growth Hurdles Before It Even Starts. Alabama is Second State Banning It.

Food Insecurity,Food Policy,Our Blog | June 10, 2024

Lab grown meat has been a hot topic as states have started issuing legislation to ban the controversial meat product across the country, despite it not being mainstream manufactured. In fact, Alabama is the second state banning lab grown meat…. read more

FDA Deems Tara Flour Unsafe

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | May 23, 2024

Two years ago, nearly 300 consumers fell ill after eating a Daily Harvest brand product called French Lentil + Leek Crumbles containing tara flour as an ingredient. Last week, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deemed it unsafe… read more

Blue Bell Lawsuit Hits News Again

Food Policy,Listeria,Our Blog | April 30, 2024

Another Blue Bell lawsuit hits the news again. This time, targeting directors and officers on the company’s board. This case comes nearly 9 years after the Listeria outbreak linked to the Texas ice cream company. Will the outcome of this… read more

Changes to the Chick-fil-A Antibiotic Use Policy in Spring of 2024 Is Not as Bad as It Sounds

Food Policy,Our Blog | April 9, 2024

Changes to the Chick-fil-A antibiotic use policy may sound scary, but it isn’t as bad as it may sound. Chick-fil-A, a company synonymous with tasty chicken products, recently announced a changed in their antibiotic use policy. This change is slated… read more

Data Suggests Chagas Disease Cases Are on the Rise. Researchers Call for Inclusion in 2025 Global Burden of Foodborne Illness WHO Report.

Food Policy,Our Blog | March 23, 2024

Are Chagas disease cases on the rise? Researchers seem to think so. So much, in fact, that they are urging the World Health Organization (WHO) to include it in their annual report. Each year, the WHO gathers statistics on many… read more

FDA Finally Proposes to Ban Orange Soda Ingredient and Catch Up with Other Countries

Food Policy,Our Blog | March 12, 2024

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposal to ban an orange soda ingredient in November may finally go through. This move would outlaw the ingredient already banned in the state of California (an effective date in 2027) and several… read more

State Attorneys General Urge Congress to Ban Unwashed Poppy Seeds, Here’s Why.

Food Policy,Our Blog | March 5, 2024

Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin is among 12 other state attorneys general urging the United States Congress to ban unwashed poppy seeds. These include Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and West… read more

The Role of Negligence in Food Poisoning Cases

Food Policy | April 28, 2023

Negligence is a crucial factor in food poisoning cases. It is a legal term that refers to the failure to exercise reasonable care, resulting in harm to others. In the context of food poisoning cases, negligence can occur at any… read more

PulseNet Proclaims Whole Genome Sequencing as New Gold Standard

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog | September 7, 2019

A foodborne illness outbreak can be anywhere from 2 people falling ill from the same food source to hundreds or even thousands.  When an outbreak is identified, an investigation takes place to help prevent others from becoming sick for the… read more